Guest posts are awesome – when they rock your blog
Guest posts kill all the blogging fun – when they suck
Okay I’m not going to write my intro more than this.. read the rest of entry..
Why I’m Not Accepting Guest Posts On My Blog?
- Accepting guest posts on my blog didn’t work for me
- My readers are paying attention ONLY to my posts, not guest blogger’s
- I’ve much time to write my own posts (writing is my hobby)
When should you stop accepting guest posts on your blog?
When your guest posts suck:
Many guest bloggers post random posts. Whatever topic they come across they write and publish it on your blog.
They don’t even read your guest posting guidelines, instead they send a guest post which don’t add any value to your blog. Many guest bloggers neglect linking to the author’s previous posts on their guest posts.
When your guest authors don’t interact:
I don’t suggest you to respond to every comment you get on your guest post, I myself find it overwhelming task. But you need to respond a tleast to a handful of people. You should respond to those who have questions on your guest posts.
It’s your responsibility to clarify their doubts. This way you can interact with them and they feel friendly to connect with you on your OWN blog.
When you don’t see any improvement through guest posts:
If you’re not seeing any traffic growth on your guest posts, then allowing guest posts on your blog may not be for you. It’s too worse, if you see a decrease in traffic growth when you publish guest posts!
When your readers feel overwhelmed:
If you post more guest posts than your own posts, then your readers may find it a daunting task.
If you’ve few readers (say loyal readers) from the beginning of your blogging journey they may neglect your blog. They became loyal to your blog just because you’ve provide whatever they needed.
Your guest posters can’t do that. They may not post according to your targeted readers.
When your writing beats your guest posters writing:
When your posts are getting much attention than your guest posts, you must rethink about publishing others content on your blog.
It’s indirectly showing that, your readers are more likely to leave a comment on your work rather than others posts. They got habituated to your posts, they don’t want to see others posts on your blog. Only you can give them WHAT they REALLY want, not others.
When your guest bloggers post ONLY to get a link:
This is the worst case scenario in guest blogging. Few guest posters post only to get a dofollow link. I simply say a BIG NO to this kinda stuff.
Neither this people add value nor they interact with your commenters.
Want a killer tip whoever is reading this post?
Everyone knows most guest bloggers do article spinning.
The major mistake they make almost every time is: they don’t show any variation at least in sub headings.
If you want to guest post on ANY blog (be it a top or small blog), try to use different sub titles.
For example, if you’re writing a guest post on “3 Tips to Get More Email Subscribers”
Most people write like this..
You can write the above 3 tips in following way..
- Give them a cup of coffee
- Open the door, get on the floor
- Try fishing on top lakes
Found it unique??
That’s it from my side..
Do you accept guest posts on your blog?